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Update: Driver arrested following police chase in Lancaster

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

A fugitive that led Lancaster police on a chase through the city was taken into custody Monday after the vehicle crashed into a utility pole.

Officers received a tip that Christopher Miller, 32, of Lancaster was driving a 2004 silver Mercury Grand Marquis with a suspended or revoked license.

Police tried to pull over Miller around 2:15 p.m. Monday along the 800 block of East King Street.

When Miller didn't stop for the officers' emergency lights and sirens, police said they chased him east on King Street and then south on South Broad Street.

As Miller passed the intersection of South Broad Street and Almanac Avenue, he lost control of the vehicle and drove across the northbound lane of the 500 block Chesapeake Street.

The vehicle then crashed into a PPL utility pole at the intersection of South Franklin and Chesapeake streets.

The pole sheared off at the base, and wires that had been suspended fell to the ground.

Due to the dangerous nature of the situation, the driver was ordered out of the vehicle. As a precaution, students from Washington Elementary School and Hand Middle School were kept from dismissal until Miller was in custody.

After Miller was arrested, officials took him to the hospital for evaluation. No other vehicles or people were injured as a result of the crash.

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